Boston The capital and largest city of Massachusetts, in the eastern part of the state on Boston Bay, an arm of Massachusetts Bay. Founded in the 17th century, it was a leading center of agitation against England in the 18th century and a stronghold of abolitionist thought in the 19th century. Today it is a major commercial, financial, and educational hub. Population: 591,000 Map of Boston: This map is your guide to anything in Boston. Looking for the T, colleges, or museums? Look here! Looking for a list of only 24 hour businesses? This is the place! How about a bike map? Or the Freedom Trail? This includes those as well. Click away: http://http://www.boston-online.com/Maps/ Also, interested in a specific part,activity, landmark, or place in Boston? Search it on GoogleMaps, here: http://http://maps.google.com/ In need of tickets? For Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, and New England Patriots Tickets, Try: http://http://www.ticketmaster.com/ http://http://www.stubhub.com/ http://http://www.aceticket.com/ http://http://www.ticketliquidator.com/sports.aspx?utm_medium=3568239&utm_source=cjid&cjid=3568239 http://http://www.ticketsnow.com/ http://http://www.ticketcity.com/ http://http://www.vividseats.com/ http://http://www.razorgator.com/ http://http://www.ticketnetwork.com/default.aspx Want to check out your view from the seats? Click here: http://http://mlb.mlb.com/bos/ballpark/directions/index.jsp?content=parking Patriots: http://www.virtualbirdseye.com/2008/08/06/new-england-patriots-gillette-stadium-aerial-and-birds-eye-view/ Bruins: http://www.seats3d.com/nhl/boston_bruins/ Celtics:http://http://www.seats3d.com/nba/boston_celtics/ Parking Near the Garden: (Bruins/Celtics) **There is parking underneath the Garden. It is convienient before the game, to park and just head up to the ice/court, however the spaces are very narrow, the crew makes you back into a spot, and leaving after is nearly always a hassel. Not my personal favorite place, but the garage under the Garden is available.** Government Center Parking Garage $25.00 during events, hourly rates apply during non-event hours. "Our central location is just steps from the TD Garden, Boston’s Historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Quincy Market, the North End, Suffolk University, the Bulfinch Triangle and City Hall Plaza." Address: 50 New Sudbury Street, Boston, MA, 02114 For Step by Step directions to Government Center Parking Garage, click here: http://www.governmentcentergarage.com/boston-parking-map.html Basketball City Parking Garage $25.00 during events, hourly rates apply during non-event hours. 35 Lomasney Way Boston, MA 02114 For Step by Step directions to Basketball City, click here: http://www.basketballcity.com/bbc.php?city=boston&page=directions Parking near Fenway Park: (Red Sox) **Parking near Fenway can be tricky. The following link will be your best guide. It lists the name of each parking garage, its location on a map, the address it is located, and the rates at which you pay to park there. For a complete listing of parking garages near Fenway park, please click: http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/ballpark/directions/index.jsp?content=parking Getting To Boston, and getting around: Flying in? Check out Logan International Airport: http://http://www.massport.com/logan-airport/Pages/Default.aspx Amtrak User? http://http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/HomePage Your guide to the T: http://http://www.mbta.com/riding_the_t/getting_around/ Renting a car? Logan airport has many car rental companies for you to choose from! In need of air, car rental and hotel assistance? Book through: http://http://www.expedia.com/Home.htm http://http://www.priceline.com/ http://http://www.orbitz.com/ The weather in Boston: Up to date current forecast, daily forecast, seven day forecast, and all details include water temperature and pollen count. Boston weather can be tricky, come prepared! http://http://www.boston.com/weather/ Places to Stay in Boston Bulfinch Hotel Located .5 miles from the TD Garden 107 Merrimac Street Boston, MA 02114 http://http://www.hotels-rates.com/hotels_reservations/property/137141/ Residence Inn Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf Located .5 miles from the TD Garden 34-44 Charles River Avenue Boston, MA 02129 http://http://www.hotels-rates.com/hotels_reservations/property/60576/ Omni Parker House Located .6 miles from TD Garden 60 School Street Boston, MA 02108 http://http://www.hotels-rates.com/hotels_reservations/property/25242/ Holiday Inn BOSTON AT BEACON HILL Located .7 miles from TD Garden 5 BLOSSOM ST AT CAMBRIDGE ST Boston, MA 02114 http://http://www.hotels-rates.com/hotels_reservations/property/16546/ *For a complete listing of Boston Hotels, please visit http://http://www.hotels-rates.com/hotels/locations/Boston/MA/usa/469/ Places to Eat in Boston Nebo Located .1 mile from TD Garden 90 N Washington St Boston, MA 02114 For Menus/Pricing, click here: http://www.nebopizzeria.com Joe Tecces Restauraunt and CafÃ© Located .1 Miles away from TD Garden 61 N Washington St Boston, MA 02114 For menus and pricing, click here: http://www.joetecces.com Sports Grille Boston Located .1 miles from TD Garden 132 Canal St Boston, MA 02114 For menus and Pricing, click here: http://http://sportsgrilleboston.com/. Boston Beer Works Located .1 miles from TD Garden 112 Canal St Boston, MA 02114 For menu and Pricing, click here: http://beerworks.net Fours Located .1 miles from TD Garden: 166 Canal St Boston, MA 02114 For menus and pricing: http://http://thefours.com/ Cheers The Original: 84 Beacon Street Boston, Massachusetts 02108 The Replica: Faneuil Hall Marketplace Quincy Market, South Boston, Massachusetts 02109 Cheers Restauraunt offers a coupon for 5$ off your total bill by clicking here:http://www.cheersboston.com/pub/main_cheersbucks.html **FAN FAVORITE** Out of town people's first question typically relates to Mike's Pastry. Mike's Pastry: "Through these doors begins the extraordinary story of a world-renowned legend from Boston's "Little Italy", the North End." 300 Hanover St Boston, Massachusetts 02113 (617) 742-3050 Open Mon-Tue,Sun 8am-10pm; Wed-Thu 8am-10:30pm; Fri-Sat 8am-11:30pm To start drooling over the cannolis and baked goods tourists rave about before you even arrive, please click: http://www.mikespastry.com/ For a complete listing of Restaurants and Cafes, please visit: http://www.urbanspoon.com/ps/4/1280/Boston/Sports-Venues/TD-Banknorth-Garden.html Bars in Boston **The Fours, The Boston Sports Grille, and Boston Beer Works are all bars, in addition to restaurants** Hurricane O’Riellys 150 Canal Street Boston, MA 02114-1805 http://http://www.hurricaneoreillysboston.com/ Sullivan’s Tap 168 Canal St (between Causeway St & Traverse St) Boston, MA 02114 The Penalty Box 65 Causeway (between Lancaster St & Portland St) Boston, MA 02114 For a complete listing of Bars in Boston, please visit: http://http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-penalty-box-boston#query:bars%20near%20boston%20garden Things to do in Boston The Duck Tours: "Boston Duck Tours is a great way to start off your visit to Boston. We give you a great overview of the city, show you many unique neighborhoods and splash you into the Charles River for a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines" For more info and tickets, please visit: http://http://www.bostonducktours.com/tour_sites_main.html Sports Related Fun: -Explore the Boston Sports Trail: "Includes: Fenway Park, Boston Garden, Sports Museum, Boston Athletic Association, Boston Public Library, Matthews Arena, Bleacher Bar, Agganis Arena, Cabot Physical Education Center" http://http://www.geovative.com/GeoTours/tourView.asp?6174Vq=LIGE -Fenway Park Tours: "TOUR SCHEDULE • NON-GAME DAYS: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily; tours run every hour on the hour until 4 p.m. • GAME DAYS: 9 a.m. - three and a half hours prior to game time; tours run every hour on the hour until three and a half hours prior to game time TOUR PRICING • Adults: $12.00 • Seniors: $11.00 • Children (3-15): $10.00 • Group tours are available (minimum of 40 people). Please contact the tour office at 617-226-6666 for more information." http://http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/ballpark/tour.jsp -New England Sports Museum: The Sports Museum is located in the TD Banknorth Garden. This museums aim is to showcase the wealth of sports history New England has to offer. http://www.tdgarden.com/sportsmuseum/default.asp Museum Related Fun: Museum of Science "This interactive museum is sure to be fun for the whole family! From hands on exhibits to the planetarium, there is an endless amount of fun to be had". http://http://www.mos.org/ Museum of Fine Arts: "From ground-breaking exhibits to state-of-the-art galleries the MFA has it all. From one of the world's largest Asian art collection to Egyptian mummies, the MFA has something for all visitors". http://http://www.mfa.org/ The Freedom Trail: "One can take a self-guided tour or one of the many tours available through the Boston Common Visitors Center at 148 Tremont Street or the Bostix Booth located at Faneuil Hall. If you prefer to ride, you can pay for one of the trolley tours, which are unofficial guided tours, but do take the rider to many of the sites along the Trail and allow one to disembark at selected stops". http://http://www.cityofboston.gov/freedomtrail/ The New England Aquarium 1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110 http://http://www.neaq.org/index.php?gclid=CKfe4qqmi6sCFYXb4AodJnpavQ For a complete list of Museums, please visit: http://http://www.cityofboston.gov/visitors/museums.asp Shopping in Boston Downtown Crossing: "It is here, in the bustling fast-paced financial district, that you will find a full range of national department stores, boutiques and pushcarts." http://http://www.bostonbid.org/ Faneuil Hall: "Here you will find over 40 pushcart eateries and 17 restaurants. Aside from the world class food, you can also find great shopping." http://www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com/ Newbury Street: "World renowned shopping in some of Boston's most chic and fashionable stores". http://http://www.newbury-st.com/ **A bit further than Boston, but worth visiting: Patriots Place: "Shop. Dine. Enjoy. -There is something for everyone." "Adjacent to Gillette Stadium, Patriot Place features more than 1.3 million square feet of shopping, dining, and entertainment. You will find major fashion retailers, live and interactive entertainment, eateries, a four-star hotel, state of the art theatre and much, much more. There is something for everyone at Patriot Place... a once in a lifetime experience, every day! Patriot Place hours of operation: 10:00am - 9:00pm Monday-Saturday 10:00am - 7:00pm Sunday" For more details on Patriots Place, please visit: http://http://www.patriot-place.com/ For a complete listing of Shopping in Boston, please visit: http://www.cityofboston.gov/visitors/shopping_dining.asp Colleges in Boston: Only you know what you are looking for when it comes to your future campus. Opinions of others are great, but your best bet is to view the campus yourself and read about each school's ammentities on their home pages. Listed below are a few links to the schools most often questioned, and also a link to a site recommended by a fellow HF user. (Hoss75) Boston College::http://http://www.bc.edu/ Boston University:http://http://www.bu.edu/ Northeastern:http://http://www.northeastern.edu/ Suffolk University:http://http://www.suffolk.edu/ Harvard:http://http://www.harvard.edu/ The Princeton Review: The Princeton Review is a webpage that allows students to search schools, compare schools, use tools such as SAT/PSAT preperation, find books, prepare students for undergrad or grad school and even has tools and tips useful for parents. Check it out for yourself at: http://http://www.princetonreview.com/about-us.aspx Other Fun Things to Touch Upon Going to the Garden: -Doors open an hour before game time, i.e., 6:00 for a 7:00 game, 12:00 for a 1:00 game, etc. -Warm ups are open to anyone, and you can get as close to the ice as you want until game time in which you will forced to go to your assigned seat. -The TD Garden does not serve alcohol to anyone under 25 with an out of state ID. -The proshop is located on the same level as the train station in the Garden, before going up the stairs/escalators to enter tha game. It is open before and after the game on all game days, and business hours on non-game days. -Bruins practices in Wilmington are typically opened to the Public, unless otherwise noted. Understanding the language: barrel - a trash can, garbage can blinkahs - automobile directional signals Bubblah – drinking fountain. Bulls**t - has a second meaning of "very angry" clam diggers - short pants worn in the summer time "clickah/channel changer" - a television remote control frappe (pronounced /frÃ¦p/) – 'a blend of ice cream, milk, and syrup (In Boston milkshake refers to a concoction without ice cream, but merely with milk blended with flavored syrup by shaking. grindah - a baked submarine sandwich... NOT the equivalent of a toasted sub hub - Boston jimmies – 'chocolate ice cream sprinkles'/ rainbow jimmies - colored ice cream sprinkles packie – liquor store (from "package store") pissah - means something akin to "great" either realistically or sarcastically. rotary – 'traffic circle Staties - Massachusetts State Troopers wicked - 'very', in the extreme; as in 'wicked pissa' meaning 'very good'. Moving to Boston? A few things to Consider: -You should not recognize the letter “R” as a part of the English language. - You know what a “regular” coffee is. -You should keep an ice scraper in your car year-round. - You should learn to tell the difference between a Revere accent and a Dorchester accent. - You should know how to pronounce the names of towns like Worcester, Billerica, Gloucester, and Haverhill. -You should know how to pronounce Yastrzemski. 20. You order iced coffee in January - You should know what they sell at a Packie. -You should kbnow what First Night is. -The words ‘WICKED’ and ‘GOOD’ go together. -You should own a “Yankees Suck” shirt or Hat. -You should know what a frappe is. -You should be able to complete the Following: “Lynn, Lynn…” -You should know how to merge from 6 lanes of traffic to 1. -You should know that Johnny Damon and Roger Clemens are more evil than Whitey Buldger. -You are expected to know who Whitey Buldger is. Enjoy your travels! **Please feel free to PM me with any further questions.